Manaiakalani Secondary Connect
Provoking Extended Discussion with Secondary Students
Developing Extended Discussions with Paideia
Manaiakalani Professional Supervisor, Anne Sinclair, explained how the Paideia approach and Socratic questioning replicates Learn, Create, Share in many ways. This methodology allows teachers to scaffold learning and develop extended discussions that are student led, providing the ideal forum for argumentation to happen.
"Looking at the new NCEA literacy standards for both Reading and Writing using the Big idea. I was struck by the need to find alternative ways of making this happen. So it is in the context of making sense of written texts, reading critically and for different purposes, that I am suggesting the Paideia approach as part of our kite."
Why give time to extended discussion?
Manaiakalani Research Facilitator, Kiri Kirkpatrick, outlined the potential impact and benefits of extended student led discussions in terms of understanding and achievement.
Manaiakalani Literacy Facilitator, Naomi Rosedale, discussed how Collaborative Reasoning can support extended discussions. Naomi shared a number of resources that teachers can repurpose for their students.
Ground Rules to foster an environment for dialogue to occur.
Guiding students' contributions to support principled participation
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